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, "ben bernanke is to make a last fiscal cliff police." "topping a yearlong campaign, he would get one last chance to talk washington down from the fiscal cliff. host: c-span will be carrying that press conference live, fed chairman ben bernanke, on c-span 3. you can find that at 2:15 p.m. eastern time. you can find it on their website, we will be archiving that after the fact. what deductions would you give up? let's go to dawn in eugene, oregon. caller code good morning. listen, the contribution thing is a way to be of service, as far as i'm concerned. host: by contribution you mean charitable contribution? caller: yes. it is something that i would want to keep. i mean, not keep, but i would be willing to contribute to that concern about taxes. my main concern is the mortgage deduction. how severe -- many of us have every dollar that we account for on the federal. if we did not have that, we would be up to 25%. this would be quite a severe blow if this were done in a cut and dried fashion. maybe they can do a tiered thing? that is the thing about taxes, a lot of people purchase prope
about and that's why ben bernanke cannot put the phrase. guest: as exactly right, we have two very different problems. the only reason we're talking about the second issue is politics. this is the politics of the moment tromping economic common sense which is a dangerous combination. guest: the fiscal solution is a fig leaf to allow members of congress to say we're going to spend so the spending cuts and tax increases and let the deficit be $500 billion higher. host: the debt is at $16.30 trillion and has increased $4 trillion over the last four years. the present and congress will say that over the next 10 years, we will get it back to where was in 2009, correct? guest: that is fundamentally not good enough. countries with our level of indebtedness grow more slowly and they have a higher chance of some sort of fiscal crisis. we should not mess with either one of those things. i would like to see an aggressive reform of the spending programs. let's not get back to where it was but start going down. that does not have to be austerity. imagine fixing social security. right now, it is
on small businesses is no worse than cutting social worthy programs. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke admitted that the spending levels of this administration are unsustainable, just as president clinton declared years ago, the era of big government is over. this congress needs to man up and declare the era of taxing, spending and borrowing is over as well. now is the time for the president to provide leadership and level with the american people and set aside the campaign rhetoric of class warfare division and envy. small businesses cannot and should not be painted with the same broad brush as millionaires, billionaires and wall street executives. we must protect our small businesses and stop promoting the treatment of their income the same as the wealthy. at the same time, this administration needs to admit that raising taxes on small businesses will not help small businesses. we must prioritize our fiscal negotiations by putting spending reductions before addressing new receive news. mr. speaker -- revenues. mr. speaker, i came to washington to get something done. speaker boehner s
recession. that said, that awareness, that recognition, that's ben bernanke and former ed lazar have all embraced our problems now are more about demand, construction, should not undermine the fundamental importance of dealing with skills or that we may face temporary or future skill gaps. i think there's three reasons why we should be focused on this. number one, even the unemployment today that is fundamentally about the cyclical demand, less -- let's strengthen the economy, can easily become the next structural skills problem of the future. we know that one of the challenges we face right now in our economy is not just lowering unemployment, but lowering long-term unemployment. if we allow legions of our fellow citizens to stay unemployed for a year or two year or longer, we note from study after study that they will have more trouble reestablishing their skills going forward. and that would be a humanitarian crisis for us as a country, but it will also be, we will also be sitting by and letting the new structural skills gap expand because we're not taking enough efforts right now to
capitol hill, starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span3. also, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke holding news conference. and that it on the federal open market committee meeting. live coverage starts at 2:15 p.m. eastern also on c-span3. >> the white house was very controversial, as most things in america were. washington city, there was competition. he submitted the design for a palace. americans were not having a palace. it was not particularly of inspiring. in 1821, a european diplomat told congress it was the large, nor all conspiring -- nor awe inspiring. but the building circuits purpose. if a larger, perhaps some president would be inclined to become its permanent resident. but the kohlberg has gathered a few efforts davis white house photos -- >> vicky has gathered a few of her favorite white house photos. >> from the u.s. chamber of commerce, and look at the fiscal challenges facing the nation. including negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff. former comptroller general david walker and former congressional budget office director rudy penner explained why they thi
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